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How To Appeal

Denied Vermont Social Security Disability Benefits?

If your application has recently been denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the next step is to appeal. At this point contacting with a Social Security attorney is advisable. If you wait to consult with an attorney until after you have gone through the appeal process and had a hearing, then it will be much more difficult to change an unfavorable decision. If you would like us to evaluate your case after a denial, give us a call at 1-800-995-4807 to set up a free consultation with one of our specialized Social Security attorneys.

SSDI and SSI Appeals in Vermont

In Vermont, disability cases go through two appeals prior to a hearing. The required forms are quite extensive and it is crucial to fill these out with accurate and persuasive information. Consider the facts before you take the step to appeal without legal help and bear in mind that after an unsuccessful hearing it is very difficult to get a new and favorable decision:
  • Nationally, only 36 percent of SSI and SSDI applicants are approved the first time they try.
  • Only 14 percent of those who appeal the initial denial are then granted a favorable Social Security decision.
  • On the third level, following the application and appeal, 63 percent are successfully granted disability after their hearing.
  • On the third level, following the application and appeal, 63 percent are successfully granted disability after their hearing.
Compare those numbers to Biggam, Fox & Skinner’s track record: In 2008, we won 90 percent of the cases that we brought to hearing.

We’ve helped Vermonters with their Social Security Disability and SSI claims for more than a decade

If you would like our Social Security lawyers help you with your disability case, call BFS at 1-800-995-4807 or fill out the contact form to the right and we’ll evaluate your case for FREE.

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